The Chapel of Art on sat 10 dec 05
As I understand Roskill's reported pronunciation
(below), it would be absolutely correct over
here, so naturally how most of us pronounce the
word "Renaissance" in the UK! Some with more of
a Gallic roll than others, but generally much as
it would also be said elsewhere in Europe. But
then we pronounce "Colin" as Ko-lin and not
Coal-in, irrespective of regional differences
within the UK and the great North-South divide.
I personally expect we will need interpreters
between English speaking nations within the next
millennium (if anyone is still around by then). I
was only thinking about it today, because we were
phoned by someone who was apparently talking to
me in English, but I was unable to understand 80%
of what he said. I have no idea if he was
physically in the UK or sitting in some call
centre elsewhere (usually the Indian
subcontinent), but it was a waste of his time and
mine. I will be interested to see exactly what
does arrive by post (if anything) when I said I
refuse to answer any questions over the phone...
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>> including "European Art from Neo-Classicsm to
Post Impressionism" from
>> Mark Roskill, a wonderful Englishman who
pronounced the word renaissance
>> "renayzonce," with strong and prolonged
emphasis on the second syllable.
>> Early in the semester we were assigned a
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